Mr. Cripe’s practice focuses on supporting management and in-house legal teams with all aspects of workforce management. Clients also look to Mr. Cripe for outside general counsel in connection with commercial transactions and disputes, including enterprise-wide contract and risk management.
Mr. Cripe’s employment law practice includes representing employers in lawsuits involving class actions, harassment and discrimination claims, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. He regularly counsels employers, and provides manager and employee training, to minimize potential employment liabilities and ensure compliance with the myriad of state and federal laws governing the workplace. He also assists employers with international employment issues such as cross-border employment and severance agreements. His traditional labor law practice includes representing management in unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, mass layoffs and plant closings.